Sporting Memories of Mitcham in the late 1940s and 1950s
Local History Notes 27: by David Corns
The author's recollections of a sporting boyhood will strike a chord with many readers, though few will probably have managed to participate in and/or watch as much sport as Mr Corns. As a cub and then a scout, at primary and then grammar school, in informal 'gangs' and then in clubs, he played football, cricket, rounders and Korfball, as well as swimming, running and long-jumping. He watched fine cricketers on the Green and world-class athletes at the News of the World ground, and he writes about it all with enthusiasm and total recall.
Review in MHS Bulletin 154 (Jun 2005)